Goal Accomplished!!!! - Stacia Naquin
Updated: 2:48 PM - I finally did my pull up!!! It was a New Year’s Resolution that took me ALL YEAR! But I did it.
** FILE ** In this April 9, 2008 file photo. Gen David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Associated Press has learned that Petraeus, the four-star general who has been leading troops in Iraq, has been tapped to become the next commander of U.S. Central Command. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
The Senate has confirmed Gen. David Petraeus as the top commander in the Middle East. The vote was 95-2.
Immediately following the confirmation, the Senate was expected to approve the nomination of Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno to replace Petraeus as the chief military officer in Iraq.
Last year, Petraeus helped to tame growing opposition to the Iraq war in Congress by providing measured assessments of progress and warning that an exodus of U.S. troops would result in chaos. In the meantime, he advocated a buildup of some 30,000 troops in Baghdad and other hot spots, which eventually proved vital in tamping down violence.
Odierno, who implemented much of the strategy as Petraeus' deputy in Iraq, is slated to receive a fourth star as part of his promotion.
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